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There is no better way to experience the beauty of the St. Lawrence River than from the bow of a boat. The spray in your face- the wind in your hair- its a feeling like no other. The magnificence of the sparkling water, set off by the picturesque islands, offers a potent reminder of why the 1000 Islands has long been the choice of vacationers from around the world. Take off and try tubing, head out on water skies. Explore the islands, and stop for a quick swim or picnic.
Be sure to bring your own boat. Clayton makes it easy to get your boat into the water. The village provides a public launch and docking at many points along the river including a 200-foot floating dock complex in front of the Village.
Clayton also has a number of well-equipped full service marinas where you can buy gas, supplies, dock for the evening, or rent watercraft ranging from kayaks to canoes and small fishing boats to houseboats to pontoon “party boats”.
If you don’t have your own boat, you can enjoy the guided pleasures of a boat tour aboard a double-decker tour boat. The scenic vessels leave Clayton throughout the day, and travel beneath the 1000 Islands Bridge to near-by Alexandria Bay and its romantic Boldt Castle, and around the islands into Canada. You’ll view the extraordinary island homes built by the privileged of yesteryear especially along millionaire’s row, and learn about Clayton’s colorful past filled with bootleggers, pirates and local “river rats”. Perhaps you would prefer a private, personalized tour where you can try a day of “rivering” with a local guide on his private boat. With just your own friends and family aboard, your tour can be as personalized as you like.
C&S Marine Center
C&S Marine Center is located at 42512 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay. Located across from the Thousand Island Animal Hospital.
C&S Marine Center is a combined sales facility of Chalks Marina & Boat Sales in Fishers Landing and Schermerhorn Harbor in Hammond. This sales only outlet is where boat buyers can come and get treated with resect and understanding. The sales staff at C&S understands buying a boat is a big task. It simply must not be treated casually. Our staff takes the time to get to know you and what your boating needs are. Then we make recommendations based on your needs. Our sales staff has over sixty years of boating experience.
We offer many brands of quality boats so suit most everyone’s needs. We offer Grady White, Boston Whaler, Monterey, Alumacraft, Tidewater Boats. Also we proudly represent two fine pontoon boat manufacturers, South Bay and Misty Harbor. We sell Yamaha Waverunners. We service everything we sell with Priority service at our two great marina locations. We get that your “River Time” may be limited. We also offer brokerage services. Let us sell your boat for you.